Salt & Pilpel

Connecting Jewish Americans and Israelis in North NJ

Sigi August 31, 2011

Filed under: Helping Hand — foundintranslation18 @ 5:54 pm

Sigi, a famous belly dancer, is sick again. She is going to fight and WIN the terrible cancer. Sigi got it the second time this year, in a more aggressive way, she is currently on her way to a life saver treatment, this is her chance to live!. 

For those of you who don’t know her, Sigi (41) lives in Fair Lawn, she is a mother for 2 beautiful kids ages 8 and 10. She will not give up!


Checks may be made and send directly to Larger than Life according to the following info:

Larger Than Life 

in the memo please mention: “Sigi”

54-15 35th Street

Long Island City, NY 11101

Please include the following information in order to get a receipt for your donation from Larger than Life:

full name, (company name), address, telephone number for questions (if any), email address.

Larger than Life‘s board made an urgent decision to help Sigi in her terrible situation, and give her all the money donated under her name, upon the check cleared in the bank. 

A receipt will be mailed once a donation received.


PS Please don’t hesitate to forward this message to your contact list. Thank you!



We Have a New Logo Contest Winner! April 15, 2011

Filed under: Community Best Deals and Special Offers,Events — foundintranslation18 @ 10:16 pm


Congratulations Mark!

Thank you Kfir from Emanu El Deli for the AMAZING basket!



Filed under: Yael's corner — foundintranslation18 @ 2:52 pm

Yet another Passover is around the corner…….. Did you start your house cleaning? Did you move the stove all the way out? Did you check your kid’s jacket pockets? Did you check in between the sofa cushions?

Mama mia …….. if that was the only thing we should worry about. I came to work this morning and instead of starting my daily tasks,  I set in front of the PC (hoping that nobody s watching) ready to write something relevant for  Pesach when all of a sudden it hits me, a revelation (thank you G-d) .

Pesach is a wonderful holiday,  all about gathering with friends and family to pass on the story of our heritage, to let the children take over for two nights and lead  us with the story of Pesach.  Let them (just for a bit) take in their own hands what they will later pass on to their children.

When my children were small we used to watch the movie The Prince of Egypt, you can see in their faces how the story touched them.  Just last year I made them watch the movie Exodus , made in 1960, lasts almost 3 hours – I was sure they will walk out of the room and call me crazy, but they sat with me us and were hypnotized by the whole thing . There is nothing like an old film with true Hollywood stars giving us an interpretation of Moses (the only thing missing was the popcorn  L)

When I was young, we used to do the Seder (2 nights) with the whole family, tons of aunts and cousins gathered around. The Seder was lead in Spanish and Hebrew (we lived in Panama) …… the longest Seder in history….. I used to dread these two nights because they were long and never ending,  each kid needed to read some of the Hagada plus my two uncles Ovadia &  Eli (ZLB) faught over who got to lead. The food was amazing, I never found the AFIKOMAN so I never won  the money……… and I was never the oldest to eat the egg behind the door as we wait for Eliau HaNavi ……….  NOW I MISS IT SO MUCH !!!

I made my own family and moved away from home ……… we are spread out all over the world and we will need a miracle for all to gather as we did when we were kids. 

Today as we live far from our parents, cousins and aunts, we made sure to build our own nest,  it is true that family is irreplaceable  but slowly, slowly,  we made friends that became our family .

To my friends and family , thank you for becoming my home away from home and for contributing to new memories that will last an eternity.

Chag Sameach  xoxoxoxoxo   Yael Chamay

P.S. To my darling husband ……Honey next year G-d willing  in Jerusalem ……… that way I don’t need to clean & cook J



Camps Galore March 20, 2011

Filed under: Community Best Deals and Special Offers,Uncategorized — foundintranslation18 @ 12:00 am

Have you noticed the warmth? the greenery? the non-white? returning squirrel? a dear or two? chirp chirp… cheer up – it’s SPRING!

And so it’s time to plan for camps and we are proud to present two wonderful opportunities that had landed in our Salt and Pilpel mailbox. Please see both the Chabad camp and a $1000 first time sleep away camp grant below.

Camper half pg ad about our children mag

Happy spring to you all!


Nitsan’s photography lessons March 15, 2011


Open Hearts Project March 12, 2011


Please join us for a friendly informational meeting about project Open Hearts, Open Homes, a respite program for Israeli teenagers affected by terrorism and/or war. This is a joint program between both the JCC on the Palisades and the YJCC in Washington Twp. You won’t be committing to anything by attending this meeting aside from an hour of your time and hopefully some interesting conversation. If you have any questions you can contact Steven Mark at or (201) 666-6610 ext. 244.
Thank you




Emanu-El Delicatessen February 26, 2011